I can type into the search box, but I can't seem to get it to submit. When I click the Enter or OK buttons it just seems to change focus to another field.

Similarly, I can't figure out how to close the messaging bar at the top of the screen. I can't scroll far enough to the right to close it.

Not sure if it matters, but this is with a Motorola Flipside running 2.1.

  • I just tried to edit the question to post some screenshots but the image upload overlay was also an exercise in frustration that ended in disappointment.
    – travis
    Feb 6 '11 at 19:53
  • The issues you're seeing are, of course, endemic to the whole Stack Exchange network, not just this site. You may wish to post about them on the "Mother Ship", as that's where the Stack Exchange team will more likely be found. I'm sure they want to hear about how the sites work (or not, in this case) with a mobile browser.
    – ale
    Feb 7 '11 at 15:04
  • Hard to say whether they'll care, though, since it mostly works on the 2.2 browser. Feb 8 '11 at 18:33

I wouldn't even bother with the search function here. While they've recently improved it, Google (and even other web searches) are still far superior.

site:android.stackexchange.com searchterm in your Android/Google search field should find you what you need.

As for the other issues, this site isn't optimized for mobile browsers (seems like a no-brainer to me) so that there are "wonky" things with the interface doesn't surprise me, nor do I think they'll be a high priority. However, someone has created a mobile-optimized "proxy" for the Stack Exchange network, called Stack Mobile. You might try that and see if that works better for you.


  • Yeah, I think I'll go with google using the "site:" option. Thanks.
    – travis
    Feb 6 '11 at 17:38

Sounds like you're seeing the same as we used to see on Galaxy S's when they were running 2.1, see this question on the main site:

How to use the Search box on these Stack Exchange sites with the Galaxy S?

  • Thanks, that does sound like the same issue. Any tips on how to remove the messaging bar along the top of the site?
    – travis
    Feb 6 '11 at 17:36

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